The cold snap in Central and South Texas resulted in freezing rain overnight, leading to multiple crashes and stalled cars on Interstate 10 in Kerr and Kimble counties.
The Texas Department of Transportation said the highway is moving slowly as of 10:30 a.m. after it was “impassable” for much of Friday morning.
As of 10:30 a.m, TxDOT reported that the biggest issue was on US 83 between Junction and Mendard because of ice. Crews were responding with sand and salt.
Traffic update for Kimble County IH 10 - Traffic is moving - slowly. The issue is now US 83 between Junction & Menard. Iced over! Our crews are getting there as fast as they can with sand & salt.— TxDOT San Angelo (@TxDOTSanAngelo) February 12, 2021
TxDOT officials first tweeted about the wrecks on I-10 on Thursday night as many vehicles and big rigs had to remain parked on the road.
Some drivers and passengers were stranded in their cars for hours. One driver told KSAT on Friday morning that they had been stranded since 10 p.m. Thursday.
Kimble County officials told KSAT that none of the accidents resulted in fatalities.
Freezing mist and drizzle is occurring north of Highway 90 in San Antonio on Friday morning as a winter weather advisory was in effect.
TxDOT officials are warning drivers to stay off the roads if possible.
The weather will stay cold as we end the workweek with a high only in the 30s.